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WH shuts down rumors Spicer is being replaced: report

WH shuts down rumors Spicer is being replaced: report
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A White House official on Thursday shut down rumors that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden team wants to understand Trump effort to 'hollow out government agencies' Trump's remaking of the judicial system Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit MORE is considering replacing press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerRealClearPolitics editor corrects Giuliani on Pennsylvania claim: 'This is false' Job-seeking Trump officials likely to get chilly reception on K Street Trump challenges electoral process as hopes for victory fade MORE with deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

“Every time people write this story they’re always wrong and people writing today are wrong,” an unidentified official told BuzzFeed News.

“Oh my god, for the billionth time no,” another Trump administration official added when asked about Spicer’s rumored ouster.

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The administration official told BuzzFeed that Spicer is finishing up 20 years with the Navy Reserve and is set to retire soon. His absence from the White House this week was long-planned and part of fulfilling his reserve duty.

The press secretary is out of the spotlight during one of the most volatile cycles of Trump’s presidency so far, following the firing of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday.

Comey’s ouster sent shockwaves through Washington, with many questioning the timing of his dismissal.

Sanders has been filling in for Spicer since May 5, leaving her as one of the administration’s most visible faces after Comey’s exit.